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the building, brought them out, and used a charge to disrupt the device. not make the device to explode, but make it so it cannot explode, and that is done with a little bit of destination on the part of the bomb squad. tonight, it will be quite a while before they get the scene clear. this started at 1:00 this afternoon when james lee, well- known to the people at discovery as a longtime protester, showed up in the lobby. what james j. lee may not have known during his four-hour siege of the discovery channel building is that for the entire time, the police literally had him in their sights. when just before 5:00 he appeared to threaten peace hostage -- threaten a hostage, the police sniper pulled the trigger. them he pointed his gun at one of the hostages. it is not confirmed if he actually fired the weapon or not, but at that point, or tactical units moved in -- are tactical units moved in and shot the suspect, who is deceased. >> lee, known as a longtime protester at the discovery channel, walked into the networks lobby, firing a shot from a handgun and told the people they're not t
seaboard. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this early thursday, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is in ocean city tracking hurricane earl. steve rudin is in the weather center with what to expect for the day ahead. >> looks nice for the immediate metro area. coastal flood advisory for later this afternoon. those are areas accustomed to title f. we have temperatures for the most part holding in the '60s and '70s. temperatures from north carolina although weather above network. we will show you temperatures of 75 in gaithersburg, 73 in fairfax. if the satellite and radar are quiet, but lower right-hand corner of the screen, hurricane earl pushing towards the north- northeast. we will keep up stated throughout the morning. first, let's look at the mosalla commute with lisa baden. >>> a politic in the ashburn area of virginia. it is at ashburn village boulevard. overnight road work on eastbound 66, the last exit to take you on to 495 north is still closed, but should open in 30 minutes. let's lo
-year old son. >> of as a little anxious at first because they ran us out of the building, but they got the kids out safely. in a very good man. i cannot commend them enough. the discovery channel has practiced its evaluation procedure short after 9/11. some of the employees stayed behind in the building to help hostage negotiators and police. stay with us all morning for continuing coverage. we will look at the life of the man at the center of the standoff, coming up. >>> are other the big story, the latest on hurricane earl. the east coast is getting ready as the storm moves north. virginia, maryland, north carolina understates of emergency. federal disaster officials are moving emergency teams as a precaution. people are being told to leave some areas before the start of the labor day weekend. some people in ocean city are packing up this time and having a child. now more on how people are bracing for the storm. chris? >> people are getting ready. they were talking about it last night as they were enjoying the sun set. it is going to be tough to see, but waves are building. there hav
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, while outside, none of us could see much of anything. inside, they had security cameras going and david levy could see that it was lee and he recognized him. when you heard who it was, given this guy's got a track record of harassing, was your sense of, oh, this guy again? >> yeah, it was. we were able to identify him right away. so, we had his picture on our security bulletin board. we knew who he was right away. and we were very familiar with him. and i wasn't surprised but it was still very scary situation. >> reporter: there were three hostages. two discovery employees and a security guard. but the police were not sharing any but the most basic details. they knew that lee seemed to be carrying explosives. >> he was wearing what appeared to be metallic canister devices on his front and back. we are in negotiations with him currently. the negotiations are ongoing. >> reporter: we don't know what they said in those conversations, but the talking apparently went on for hours. and then after four hours, something happened to end this. we know that not because we could see it but because
efforts. we have coverage all up and down the coast this morning. and, of course, sam starts us off from the north carolina coast in atlantic beach, where everyone is on high alert. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. the waters are chopping up this morning because earl is about 350 miles away from where we're standing right now. as george said, bigger and stronger than it ever was. at 145 miles per hour, this storm is just ten miles away. 10-mile-per-hour change in the winds, from a rare category 5 hurricane. here's the latest track on earl. here's what is expected this storm will do over the next two or three days. that is move along the carolina coastline, with hurricane-force winds to be felt here. to continue to curve up the shoreline, with hurricane-force winds to be felt near cape cod. and all the way along, we'll see waves in the 12 to 16-foot category. earl may have been a storm that was difficult to get everyone's attention with. but now, it's a storm that demands attention. >> this eye looks about 25 miles wide. >> reporter: it's an exclusive view of the eye of earl. fr
that he was acting alone. they are looking for any car that leak may have been using. -- lee may have been using. the discovery network is trying to get back to normal. >> we are so relieved that this ended peacefully export all of our employees. no one was hurt. the hundred or so children from our day care center where all protected -- protected and home safe. >> we have also learned more details from the chief of police about the final seconds of this standoff inside the discovery lobby. we have learned that a swat team members had worked its way to the point where they were just around the corner from the hostages and the lobby of the discovery building. i just before 5:00, they thought they heard a pop that might be something like a gun fire. the officers came around the corner added that point, they took several shots, killing james lee in the lobby of the building. >> our coverage on the discovery gunman continues. we have video of james lee. you spoke with someone who was with him yesterday morning. >> we are learning quite a bit more. i want to show you this at discovery headquarte
, and linsey davis has been on cape cod to tell us how they're preparing. >> reporter: good evening, diane. what a beautiful day it's been here today. and that's exactly while officials are essentially saying to people on cape cod, look, if you plan on leaving any time soon, today is the day to do it. the concern is that the weather and water conditions will only continue to go downhill. now, we got a chance to get out on the water today, and that's where you can really start to see earl's effects. normally, we're talking about two to four-foot waves. right now, they're almost twice that and expecting at least 20-foot waves by tomorrow night. many tourists hit the beach today, but they were not allowed to go swimming if they were on the ocean side of the beach. all of the beaches expected to be closed tomorrow. and diane, the fear is that the water will simply be too rough and dangerous. >> okay, linsey, thanks to you. we'll let you know at the end of the broadcast the very latest, at that moment. >>> we turn now, though, to the gulf of mexico. and an incredible sense of deja vu. an oil pl
. >> we expect to get an update from police later this afternoon. the authorities tell us they have to have this thing cleared in silver spring later today. for the latest, my colleague courtney robinson. >> we still have police here in silver spring at the discovery building. also here, dozens of workers who were turned around -- while many could not talk on camera, one woman said that she feels blessed. >> i kept calming him down. quizzed christopher says that he came face-to-face with james one week ago on the bus. he was passing of christian cards when he offended lee who went unleash. he says that he saw him around 12:00 a.m. yesterday pushing cardboard boxes. he had no idea they contained explosives. matt worse for discovery, but was not inside when lee came in sight with the boxes and fired a gun in the lobby. he had left work for the day, and is surprised. >> you need key cards and access to get everywhere, so i usually feel safe here. >> today he and many others returned to work of the discovery building. but it is not only those who work there who were shaken. people just
, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be explosive devices. he fired a shot and told everyone to stay put. if an hour later the officers began negotiating with him on the phone until 5:00 p.m. when he threatened a hostage. police snipers pulled the trigger. >> hart tactical units moved in at that point and shot the suspect. -- our tactical units. >> workers were told to evacuate or to hide. those working your 900 down as well. >> it was scary. >> lee was the only casualty, but police still took action after hearing this boom. several loud booms word and a bomb squad disrupted the devices that he brought into the building. back out of here alive, police are in front of discovery headquarters.
in the building. someone in attendance soot -- sent us this photo of the a twitter. -- via twitter. >> he was the calming influence in that room. he helped with negotiations. >> again, the breaking news at this hour is that we learned that he was in possession of eight devices. they would not characterize how powerful they were, but he said they were devices. there were taken very, very seriously. the police chief says they want to make sure that mr. lee was acting alone here. they are still looking for the car he may have been operating yesterday just to make sure that does not pose a danger to the community. they want to wrap up their clock -- investigation. >> thank you. >>> we have learned that a news producer was able to make contact during that standoff. here is a snippet of that conversation. >> if you have a gun? >> i have a gun and i had a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body, ready to go off. >> the producer called the discovery building and james lee picked up the telephone. >> we are learning so much more about james lee. he was known for his strong beliefs on popula
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